Re: Looking to see who can be centerfield
Originally Posted by Rojo
If there looking at him as Beltran II, then they've gotta to be disappointed.
Not really. Obviously Dejesus is not Beltran. However, I think it's a flawed approach to evaluate a player based upon who he is not. IMHO some are seriously undervaluing what Dejesus actually does bring to the table. He's consistently been a 2.5 win bat who plays above average defense at a premium defensive position. He's locked up through 2011 at really rock bottom prices for the position. He"s basically a check mark at a position that's both very tough to cross off the list and is an expensive item on the free agent market.
There's much more underlying KC's likely unwillingness to deal Dejesus than his popularity with the fans.
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